Ashlee Nicole Simpson (born October 3, 1984) is an American singer, actress and the younger sister of singer Jessica Simpson.
Simpson was the youngest person ever admitted to the School of American Ballet at age 11. After her sister Jessica achieved success in pop music in 1999, Ashlee became a dancer in her sister's concerts. She later played the character Cecilia on the television show 7th Heaven from 2002 until the beginning of her singing career in 2004, at which point she said that she would no longer regularly play the role.
Simpson's own music career began with the recording of her first album, Autobiography, which was released on July 20, 2004. It debuted at number one in its first week, selling over 398,000 copies, and has remained at number one for three of the four weeks since its release. Her first single is the song "Pieces of Me", which she said was written about her then-boyfriend, Ryan Cabrera. Her planned second single is "Shadow...